[ han-dl-bahr ]


  1. Usually handlebars.
    1. the curved steering bar of a bicycle, motorcycle, etc., placed in front of the rider and gripped by the hands.
  2. a bar or rod, usually of metal and having a handle at one end, used for handling, guiding, or maneuvering some object.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of handlebar1

First recorded in 1885–90; handle + bar 1

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Example Sentences

The soft-shell backing blocks chilly winds, silicone grips improve control of my handlebars, and they work well with touchscreens.

The S-200 is equipped with three independent braking systems — a regenerative rear brake, front and rear drum brakes — and turn signals located on handlebars and near the rear wheel.

Other factors that may increase or decrease the size of an exercise bike include handlebars and onboard screens, all of which factor into whether or not a particular model is appropriate for your space.

I’ve attached the Zeus to just about every GoPro mount I own, including my helmet and handlebar attachments.

Tilt down the handlebars for an aggressive forward-leaning posture.

Peter pushed the carriage aimlessly about for a little while, never letting go of the handlebar.

The hand car did run loggily at first; but with four hardy Scouts on each handlebar, it slowly gained headway.

It could be operated by a foot lever on the right side of the machine and also by a grip lever in the left handlebar.

Not to be outdone I twisted Lizzie's right handlebar grip as far as it would go, and like a bolt from the blue we darted ahead.

The handlebar was wrenched out of my hands and I was thrown with great force over it and on to the bank at the side.





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